Latitude 2009

Countdown to Latitude...Bat For Lashes

BAT FOR LASHES

Brighton belle Natasha Khan is “Bat” and any possible doubts about the fairy wings and floral hair decorations she and her three musicians often favour will be dispelled as soon as they begin their set in the Obelisk Arena at Latitude on Saturday.

Playing from stunning recent debut album, “Fur and Gold”, BFL will plunge the assembled into a deliciously crepuscular (nether)world rich in gothic ambience and cobwebbed, strikingly poetic imagery, suggesting a combination of Bjork and Kate Bush, while also summoning the spirits of Phil Spector’s pop creations.


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